Aviation Photo #1948341 Boeing 377-10-29 Stratocruiser - American Overseas Airlines

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The first Stratocruiser for AOA, N90941 was delivered to the airline on 13 June 1949. AOA merged into Pan Am on 25 September 1950. This aircraft was damaged beyond repair in a belly landing at Tokyo on 9 July 1959. This publicity photo of pax boarding into the lower deck was obtained from AOA over 60 years ago.
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    RAScholefield Collection
    American Overseas Airlines
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    Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
    Boeing 377 Stratocruiser
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    15957
    N90941
    Seattle / Tacoma - International
    Washington
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    1949
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Comments (13)

Anonymous
5 years ago
The days when pilots where heros, flight attendants sex symbols and flying was just exclusive as owning a Ferrari these days...

Great pic!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Not sure what it is about this photo that keeps me marveling at it. A beautiful aircraft and wondering what those people are thinking as they walk up to it! Brilliant.
Anonymous
5 years ago
When the people used to look at thr best for traveling .
Anonymous
5 years ago
The original double-decker!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Interesting photo of about 400 pounds standing on that hatch. Wow.
Anonymous
5 years ago
It says American Overseas Airlines, but the logo is from american airlines. So, this was a division of AA or what?
Anonymous
5 years ago
Thanks Mr Scholefield, there really is something dramatic early flying ventures
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot! Note the West Coast Airlines receiving area sign visible in the background--given the date, this has to be somewhere in Washington State or Oregon. Anyone able to offer insight into this clue?
Anonymous
5 years ago
What history. What romance. And what class! So simple an image brings forth so many sentiments. Thank you for taking the time to post these.

For the person asking about the status of AOA, check out photo 62 of the RAScholefield Collection. The remarks there help to clear up some of the relationship between the names AOA and AA.

Thanks again!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Prettiest flight attendant ever
Anonymous
5 years ago
I have always wanted to see where the doors are located in this aircraft!! bravo for this vintage photo i hope you got more to come!!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Beautiful FA indeed!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Five stars! How I wish I could go back to these ages that was before my time!

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